Mapping disaster zones

Nourbakhsh, Illah; Sargent, Randy; Wright, Anne; Cramer, Kathryn; McClendon, Brian; Jones, Michael
February 2006
Nature;2/16/2006, Vol. 439 Issue 7078, p787
Academic Journal
The article comments on the effectiveness of Google Earth software during relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana and Pakistan. Spatial image browsing proved useful to federal disaster agencies in the case of Hurricane Katrina. Several databases that link place names with latitude and longitude were used by Google Earth.


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